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Season 4 / Episode 4 and airs on 24 May 2017 19:30
In this programme, Mairi gathers recipe ideas for food that's perfect for when you're on the go - from picnic food to lunchbox staples. Skilled home-cooks show Mairi recipes for cakes that are perfect for transporting and how a French classic, duck a l'orange, can be adapted for a picnic.
Living in Uist and with a family of her own Mairi is constantly travelling to and from the mainland with hungry mouths to feed whilst on the road. Homemade lunchboxes ensure her and the family are getting something fresh and nutritious as they travel rather than depending on shop-bought sandwiches. Her homemade scotch eggs and pork pies do just the trick.
In this episode Mairi samples a variety of delicious and adventurous treats from Lewis to Skye. She tries cupcakes for adult, delicate little cakes but with the added kick of gin and tonic, and decadent profiteroles filled with rich chocolate mousse. For a savoury main course she tries a venison pie filled with tender meat, cranberries and chestnuts.
From her own kitchen in Uist Mairi also makes her own recipes to impress. She makes her striking walnut cake with a brilliant-white American frosting and a meringue roulade with a crunchy almond crust filled with fresh raspberries.
Mairi MacRitchie is in the Highlands and islands meeting skilful home bakers with a passion for food. They share with her the tried and tested recipes for bread and show her that bread can mean so much more than just a simple plain loaf. In this episode, Mairi samples some easy to follow and delicious bread recipes. She tries a crispy, light naan bread, the perfect partner to a curry. Another adventurous baker makes a tasty French fougasse, a type of bread perfect for tearing and being shared around the table. Mairi also makes her own bread recipes from her kitchen in Uist, including a classic Irish soda bread with a twist - she adds wholegrain mustard and strong cheddar cheese. She also bakes deliciously sweet and spiced Chelsea buns bursting with raisins and sultanas, and topped with a honey glaze.
Mairi MacRitchie is in the Highlands and islands meeting skilful home bakers who are experimenting with new flavours and innovative new recipes. They share with her something a little out of the ordinary, be it an unexpected combination of ingredients or a modern twist on an old classic. In this episode, Mairi tries cupcakes with a gin and tonic kick and samples an Italian Stromboli bread with a crisp crust and tasty filling of artichokes, olives and cheese. In her own kitchen in Uist, Mairi shows how easy it is to create something new with simple, fresh ingredients. She changes a traditional tarte tatin to a delicious savoury dish using red onions, and adds thyme to a moist lemon bundt cake to give it a special twist.
Mairi MacRitchie is in the Highlands and islands meeting skilful home bakers who know that classic recipes which work well every time will never go out of fashion. In this episode, Mairi tastes traditional Cornish pasties with crisp pastry and a tender meat and vegetable filling. The cooks show her that the simplest things are often the best, such as lemon posset, which uses only three ingredients but makes a delightfully refreshing after-dinner treat. Mairi bakes a Battenberg cake, with its colourful sponge squares wrapped in a thick layer of marzipan. She also shares her tips for a classic cherry cake to ensure the lightest of sponges and with evenly dispersed sweet glace cherries throughout.
Mairi MacRitchie is in the Highlands and islands meeting the country's most passionate cooks and home bakers. In this episode, Mairi samples a range of delicious desserts. She sees how presentation, as well as preparation, is key as she tastes a cappuccino panna cotta that can be made beforehand and served in dainty china teacups. She also tries an eve's pudding with pear and raspberry - the perfect winter warmer. Mairi also shares her recipe for lemon surprise pudding, which separates in the oven to a zingy custard and a light lemon sponge. And lastly, she has a fresh summer fruit tart with rich custard that will tempt everyone at the table.
Mairi MacRitchie(Mairi MacRitchie)
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